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Do you think that you or your child have a hormone imbalance? Hormone imbalances can be caused by many things, including poor air quality, heavy metal toxicity, emotional problems, high-sugar diet, stress, or drug and alcohol use, to name a few. With the help of Kotsanis Institute of Functional Medicine in Grapevine, TX, our board-certified otolaryngologist Dr. Constantine Kotsanis can meet with you during a consultation to discuss your symptoms, weight gain, or digestive system problems, and perform necessary testing. Hormone imbalances are common, and nutrients can affect your level of hormone production and how well specific hormones perform in your body. Your health history and existing health conditions can all help us to determine if hormone therapy is a viable treatment for your health.

Hormonal imbalance symptoms

When it comes to hormonal imbalances, every patient has different symptoms in Grapevine, TX. Some may even have no symptoms at all but have health results affected by these imbalances without even knowing it. Some common symptoms of hormonal imbalance include:

  • Allergy symptoms, including asthma, hives, rash, or sinus congestion

  • Autoimmune disorder

  • Cervical dysplasia

  • Cold hands or feet

  • Breast or uterine cancer

  • Dry eyes

  • Early-onset menstruation

  • Erectile dysfunction

  • Fatigue or sleep problems

  • Foggy thinking

  • Fibrocystic breasts

  • Gallbladder problems

  • Headaches

  • Increased blood clotting

  • Hair loss

  • Hypoglycemia

  • Infertility

  • Magnesium deficiency

  • Memory loss

  • Osteoporosis

  • Polycystic ovary syndrome

  • Weight loss or gain

We can discuss your symptoms with you and make suggestions for necessary testing to determine if your hormone levels are sufficient.

What is hormone therapy?

Hormone therapy is used to replace insufficient hormone levels in the body. Some hormone therapy treatment options for Grapevine, TX men and women include:

  • Birth control

  • Vaginal estrogen

  • Hormone replacement oral medication

  • Prescription creams

  • Testosterone medication

These are just a shortlist of available hormone therapy at Kotsanis Institute. We will evaluate each patient’s needs and prescribe the necessary therapeutic that will help them to renew their health.

Side effects of hormone therapy

Many patients may find that their side effects are often worse at the start of their hormone therapy treatment. Most subside after a few weeks or months. The side effects that you might have depend on the hormone therapy type you choose. Some of the most common side effects associated with hormone therapy include:

  • Fatigue

  • Digestive system problems

  • Menopause symptoms, such as hot flashes, sweating, decreased libido, or vaginal dryness

  • Hair loss or thinning

  • Pain in the joints

  • Weight gain

  • Brain fog or memory issues

  • Mood swings

  • Depression

  • Increased risk of blood clots

Learn more about hormone treatments offered at Kotsanis Institute

At your appointment with Dr. Constantine Kotsanis, he will perform a comprehensive medical exam that will help him determine if hormone therapy is the right treatment for each patient. We will need to perform testing to learn what your exact hormone levels are so we can give you the proper dose of hormone replacement therapy. We don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all treatment approach at our Grapevine, TX office. We will also make lifestyle suggestions for eating better, getting exercise, and sleeping well, as they all can affect how your body works. To schedule a consultation to learn more about hormone therapy today, call our professional team.

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